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    Exclamation Gates absolutely supports an Xbox Gaming spinoff

    But division is 'not as obvious as you might think'

    Gates as second-largest shareholder of Microsoft, absolutely supports the new CEO if it wants to spinoff the 'Xbox' division, but he points out in his interview with Fox it is not as easy as you think


    Bill Gates was very open on his thoughts of 'spinning' off the Xbox Gaming side of company he founded, as he gave an interview with Fox over the changes his company is going thru now as the new CEO takes his old Microsoft company into new directions and is working hard to rebuild their Empire in the ever-changing landscape of technology frontier.

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates would support CEO Satya Nadella if he wanted to spinoff the company's Xbox division, Gates said in a recent interview with Fox Business Network.

    In response to questions about separating Bing and the Xbox division, and acknowledging that Microsoft has spun off products like Expedia and Slate, Gates said that separating Microsoft's Xbox gaming division from gaming as a whole at Microsoft isn't necessarily an "obvious" move.

    "Well, we're taking PC gaming - Windows gaming - and Xbox gaming and bringing those a lot closer together," Gates said. "The power of the PC graphics chips means you can do great games there. So I'm sure Satya and the team will look at that, and, you know, it's up to them. But we're going to have an overall gaming strategy, so it's not as obvious as you might think."

    Interviewer Liz Claman then asked Gates if he would support Nadella if he wanted to spin off the Xbox division.

    "Absolutely," he said.

    Earlier this year, The Washington Post reported that two "influential Microsoft shareholders" were pushing the company to abandon what they deem as non-essential efforts at the company, including the Bing search engine and the Xbox division. In a SXSW Gaming panel in March, Microsoft Game Studios head Phil Spencer said he'd had "explicit conversations with [Nadella and former Xbox divsision head Stephen Elop] about Microsoft's commitment to Xbox - they're extremely committed to Xbox."

    Microsoft's board of directors named Nadella as its new CEO in early February. Gates also transitioned from his former role as chairman to a new role in which he will be "supporting Nadella in shaping technology and product direction."
    So what do you think, could Microsoft figure out a way to spinoff 'Xbox' gaming side of company while still keeping 'Windows PC and Mobile Gaming' intact, or would some all 'gaming type company be somehow created, and do you think the new CEO is actually thinking about this, as so far his own thoughts on Microsoft is that it should get back to its business roots and focus on new frontier called Cloud-Computing, so that might mean in long road ahead spinning off 'Xbox' would be in cards so that Microsoft can be totally 'Business/Cloud' focused.

    NEWS SOURCE: Gates would support Xbox spinoff, but division is 'not as obvious as you might think' (via) PolyGon

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    Xbox One is already cloud focused, so I don't see the incompatibility.
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    please remind me what "Windows PC and Mobile Gaming" they are talking about?

    the last MS game for PC i remember is Halo 2...

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    and now comes the 180 as ms deny it...

    Microsoft has downplayed Bill Gates's support of separating its Xbox division.

    The firm told Eurogamer that the comments "were reflective of his support of Satya [Nadella] as CEO".

    "As Mr. Gates noted, Microsoft is committed to gaming across multiple platforms with Xbox as the centrepiece of our gaming strategy," said the spokesperson.

    "We remain committed to Xbox and the millions of Xbox fans around the world."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z3R0B4NG View Post
    please remind me what "Windows PC and Mobile Gaming" they are talking about?

    the last MS game for PC i remember is Halo 2...
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    PC GAMES

    1990
    Microsoft Entertainment Pack

    1994
    Gahan Wilson's The Ultimate Haunted House
    Microsoft Space Simulator

    1995
    Hover!
    Microsoft Golf

    1996
    Close Combat
    Deadly Tide
    Fury3
    F! Zone
    Gex (now by Eidos)
    Hellbender
    Microsoft Flight Simulator '95
    Microsoft Beyond the Limit: Ultimate Climb
    Microsoft Chess
    Microsoft Golf Version 3.0
    Microsoft Soccer
    Monster Truck Madness
    Nickelodeon 3D Movie Maker
    The Neverhood Chronicles (distribution only)

    1997
    Age of Empires
    Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far
    The Condemned
    Fighter Ace
    Microsoft Flight Simulator '98
    Microsoft CART Precision Racing
    Microsoft Entertainment Pack: The Puzzle Collection
    Return of Arcade Anniversary Edition

    1998
    Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome
    Close Combat III: The Russian Front
    Monster Truck Madness 2
    Motocross Madness
    Microsoft Pinball Arcade
    Microsoft Golf 1998 Edition
    Microsoft Baseball 3D
    NBA Full Court Press
    NFL Fever 2000
    Outwars
    Spider Solitaire'
    UltraCorps
    Urban Assault'

    1999
    Age of Empires: Gold Edition
    Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
    Asheron's Call
    Links Extreme
    Links LS 99
    Links LS 2000
    Microsoft Baseball 2000
    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000
    Midtown Madness
    NBA Inside Drive 2000
    NFL Fever 2000
    Pandora's Box

    2000
    Age of Empires II: The Conquerors
    Allegiance
    Combat Flight Simulator 2: WWII Pacific Theater
    Crimson Skies
    Links LS Classic
    Metal Gear Solid
    MechWarrior 4: Vengeance
    Midtown Madness 2
    Microsoft A.I.Puzzler
    Microsoft Baseball 2001
    Microsoft Classic Board Games
    Microsoft International Soccer 2000
    Motocross Madness 2
    Starlancer

    2001
    Ashron's Call: Dark Majesty
    Bicycle Board Games
    Bicycle Card Games
    Bicycle Casino Games
    Links Championship Edition
    MechCommander 2
    MechWarrior 4: Black Knight
    Microsoft Train Simulator
    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002
    Zoo Tycoon

    2002
    Age of Mythology
    Asheron's Call 2: Fallen Kings
    Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe
    Dungeon Siege (Gas Powered Games)
    Links 2003
    Links 2003 Championship Courses
    MechCollection
    MechWarrior 4: Clan Mech Pak
    MechWarrior 4: Inner Sphere Mech Pack
    MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries
    Rallisport Challenge
    Zoo Tycoon: Dinosaur Digs
    Zoo Tycoon: Marine Mania

    2003
    Age of Mythology: The Titans
    Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna (Gas Powered Games)
    Freelancer
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Impossible Creatures
    Kings & Myths: The Age Collection
    Links 2003: Championship Courses
    Links Championship Edition
    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight
    Rise of Nations
    Zoo Tycoon: Complete Collection

    2004
    Age of Mythology Gold Edition
    London and South East (Europe Only)
    Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots
    Zoo Tycoon 2

    2005
    Age of Empires III
    Age of Empires III Collector's Edition
    Dungeon Siege II (Gas Powered Games)
    Fable: The Lost Chapters
    Hexic Deluxe
    Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species

    2006
    Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs
    Microsoft Flight Simulator X
    Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends
    Uno
    Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure
    Zoo Tycoon 2: Dino Danger Pack
    Zoo Tycoon 2: Marine Mania
    Zoo Tycoon 2: Zookeeper Collection

    2007
    Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties
    Gears of War for Windows
    Halo 2 for Windows Vista
    Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Acceleration
    Viva Piņata
    Shadowrun
    Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals

    2009
    Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom
    Osmos
    Tinker
    Where's Waldo?: The Fantastic Journey
    World of Goo

    2010
    CarneyVale: Showtime
    Game Room
    A World of Keflings

    2011
    Age of Empires Online
    Fable III

    2012
    Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
    Iron Brigade
    Toy Soldiers

    2013
    Ms. Splosion Man

    2014
    Titanfall

    STEAM

    2011
    Fable The Lost Chapters
    Fable III

    2012
    Age of Empires III: Complete Edition
    Age of Empires Online
    Deadlight
    Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
    Iron Brigade
    Mark of the Ninja
    Microsoft Flight
    Toy Soldiers

    2013
    Age of Empires II HD + The Conquerors
    Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten
    Dust: An Elysian Tail
    Ms. Splosion Man
    Pinball FX 2
    The Harvest
    State of Decay

    2014
    Age of Mythology: Extended Edition
    LocoCycle
    Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
    Halo: Spartan Assault
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    You are now in realization that Mr. Gates has been slowly selling all his shares in MicroSoft, ever since he left MicroSoft, and is apparently continuing to do so. At the rate in which he has sold these Stocks. He will have sold his last Single Stock in the Company by 2018.

    You are now also aware that Steve Ballmer is the single largest *note I said "single" (hes actually the third overall) Stock Holder in MicroSoft TODAY!

    So yeah I get the feeling Mr. Gates really doesn't give a sh-- anymore, and has take on a role in his former company as a yes man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ichijoe View Post
    You are now in realization that Mr. Gates has been slowly selling all his shares in MicroSoft, ever since he left MicroSoft, and is apparently continuing to do so. At the rate in which he has sold these Stocks. He will have sold his last Single Stock in the Company by 2018.

    You are now also aware that Steve Ballmer is the single largest *note I said "single" (hes actually the third overall) Stock Holder in MicroSoft TODAY!

    So yeah I get the feeling Mr. Gates really doesn't give a sh-- anymore, and has take on a role in his former company as a yes man.
    Correct!

    Or you could sum it up as 'Captain is Leaving The Sinking Ship'

    Better cash out now, but Microsoft shares are worthless.

    And he is selling them slowly as not to cause a stock panic if he dumped it all at once, taking 4 years to sell the shares gets his most value for his money.

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    Blame Windows 8 for the retarded deviation towards the Windows APP/Mobile client experience, and away from the core Windows PC administrator experience. Taking control away from the user.

    That's the only thing I don't like about Microsoft now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wewii View Post
    Blame Windows 8 for the retarded deviation towards the Windows APP/Mobile client experience, and away from the core Windows PC administrator experience. Taking control away from the user.

    That's the only thing I don't like about Microsoft now.
    That... And their new mantra of "Mobile-first", "Cloud-first"....
    Seems to me that some people in Redmond have forgotten on which side their Bread was buttered on...

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